intelligence agency. we were enjoying to reap the peace dividend. we reduced the intelligence committee by 23% during the late 1990's, we close cia agencies, caught analysts, and neglected basic infrastructure as power, space, and cooling, and we let our facilities decay. most devastatingly, we distorted the workforce badly. all of that was reversed in the wake of 9/11. thanks to the support of congress over the last decade, we read the rich to rebuild the intelligence committee. now, if we are not careful, we risk another damaging, downward spiral. i will do all i can to prevent history from repeating the cycle. to be clear, the scope and magnitude of the cuts underway will be long-lasting.